What is the SPLASH & DASH?

Specially designed for 6 year old Kiwi kids, the Splash & Dash will see our budding TRYathlete’s complete a 50m swim followed by a 1500m run, before crossing the finish line to receive their champion’s medal from one of New Zealand’s’ top sporting stars.

The Splash & Dash is the perfect preparation for the full TRYathlon.

Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you enter today. Participants must be 6 years old on the day of the event to be eligible to participate. Wellington AM & PM also invite 7 year olds to sign up to the Splash & Dash.

To Enter, Select Your Event Location Below

Event Location and Date
Mt Maunganui (Sunday 24th November 2019) Christchurch Afternoon (Sunday 23rd February 2020)
Rotorua (Sunday 1st December 2019) Dunedin (Sunday 1st March 2020)
South Auckland (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) Nelson (Sunday 8th March 2020)
South Auckland (Wednesday 4th December 2019) Wellington Morning (Sunday 15th March 2020)
Central East Auckland (Sunday 9th February 2020) Wellington Afternoon (Sunday 15th March 2020)
Hamilton (Sunday 16th February 2020) Palmerston North (Wednesday 18th March 2020)
Hastings (Tuesday 18th February 2020) Hibiscus Coast (Sunday 22nd March 2020)
Christchurch Morning (Sunday 23rd February 2020) Bay of Islands (Sunday 29th March)

The Splash & Dash is not held at our Central West Auckland, Gisborne, New Plymouth or Hutt City events.

Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on the date you enter.
Early Bird, Online and Multiple event discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.

A postage fee will apply to receive your TRYathlete Kit in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.

Entry Fees Include

  • Official Bib Number.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids Splash & Dash T-Shirt.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Kit Bag.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.
  • Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.
  • All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prizegiving).

The course:

Swim:  The swim is 50m long. Kickboards will be available and there will be lifeguards in the water at all times.  Children will be able to touch the bottom and stand-up and during the swim.

Transition:  On completing the swim they will then run into the Transition area, change into their shoes, towel and their Weet-Bix event T-Shirt (which you would have laid out for them prior to the event starting) Our Haier Help team will be on hand in the transition area to assist them getting changed and tying their shoelaces.   Parents will also be able to run alongside their children from the swim and into the transition area where they can assist them getting changed.

Run: The children will then complete the 1500 run, on their own, to complete the Splash & Dash, and receive their champions medal. Parents will be able to wait at the finish line to cheer them on.


  • Swim: 50m
  • Run: 1.5km